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Old 07-04-2008, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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My aunt is up from Florida and she spotted one on the Green Trail. Upon talking with other people, apparently this wolf (or different wolves) have been spotted multiple times over the summer.

I thought this was interesting seeing as how rare wolves are in central WI, and I think I'm going to head out a few nights and try to nab a pic (which I would post here obviously).

Does anyone else here live in the Stevens Point area and have heard anything about this?
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Old 07-04-2008, 09:47 AM
 
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You know its possible considering that wolves have a tendency on roaming around. And wyoming isn't too far from wisconsin.
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Old 07-04-2008, 12:17 PM
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Location: Wisconsin
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Two summers ago I saw one on a country road outside Poynette.
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Old 07-04-2008, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Madtown
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Ben, with respects to you and to your aunt, I think that
what she saw was most likely a coyote. Think about the
circumstances. Wouldn't hurt to check in with the DNR about this.
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Old 07-04-2008, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Ben, with respects to you and to your aunt, I think that
what she saw was most likely a coyote. Think about the
circumstances. Wouldn't hurt to check in with the DNR about this.
It was not a coyote. She is a teacher and huge into wildlife, and she's not the only one who has identified it as a wolf.
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Old 07-04-2008, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Ladysmith,Wisconsin
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Wolves that have been reintroduced and breeding program many wolves are here and moved south so Stevens Point sure to have them as far down as Madison and some tagged Wisconsin wolves been hit in Indiana already. Get a picture of one is going to be hard though so good luck
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Old 07-04-2008, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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I've seen on off levee rd. Between Portage and Baraboo. I know for a fact it was a timber wolf. Pretty interesting creatures.
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Old 07-06-2008, 03:54 PM
 
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I ride the Green Circle regularly. Where exactly did this occur?
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:32 AM
 
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I live east of Stevens Point, a few years ago I saw a couple of wolves while bowhunting in Waupaca county, but haven't seen any since.



Then again, in January a wolf was struck by a car near Appleton, within sight of the Fox River Mall, and another was hit by a truck on Interstate 94 in Jefferson County just east of Madison. A Jackson County wolf also turned up dead in east central Indiana in June 2003.

All three were most likely young wolves driven out of their home territory and forced to go wandering for a new place to live. These "dispersing" wolves can range long distances,............


Gray wolf makes stunning comeback in Wisconsin : La Crosse Tribune (http://www.lacrossetribune.com/articles/2004/03/07/news/00lead.txt - broken link)
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Old 07-08-2008, 12:19 PM
 
Location: La Jolla, CA
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My aunt is up from Florida and she spotted one on the Green Trail. Upon talking with other people, apparently this wolf (or different wolves) have been spotted multiple times over the summer.

I thought this was interesting seeing as how rare wolves are in central WI, and I think I'm going to head out a few nights and try to nab a pic (which I would post here obviously).

Does anyone else here live in the Stevens Point area and have heard anything about this?
I'm not sure if anyone has posted this link. There is an article on the DNR website about the wolf population over winter 2007-2008. I was surprised that the wolf population was this high.

Wisconsin wolf population remains similar to last year
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